No, a trap would be a girly boy. This is a transsexual when Capcom feels like making her one. That is not a "trap", and using the term in this case is extremely transphobic and reinforces the myth that transsexuals only do what they do in order to trick, scare, disgust and/or rape cisgendered heterosexuals.
"Trap" refers to the fact that Capcom has been ambiguous (and still remains as such) in regards to whether Poison is officially pre- or post-op. In the States, Poison is portrayed as post-op. In Japan as pre-op.
No, in both countries it changes like the weather and often goes into saying she's a natural-born woman or a hermaphrodite. And "trap" is still an extremely inappropriate term to misuse here, they are applying it to a transsexual either way. That's disgusting because it reinforces the myth that a transsexual's goal is to trick, scare, disgust and/or rape cisgendered heterosexuals. A trap is an extremely girly boy--people first used it on characters like Bridget from Guilty Gear, it's about time they started using it right again.
Also, "guy with Kleinfelter syndrome" is FAR more accurate than saying "hermaphrodite". Hermaphrodite is better used for guys with more severe androgen indifference syndrome and individuals who are technically male, despite being XX, due to having the zinc-finger-on-the-y fragment attached to one of the X chromosomes.
"Actually, hermaphrodite is only colloquially correct. And only SOME men grow breasts with Kelinfelter syndrome. Hermaphrodite only really applies to the severe cases of androgen insensitivity and in the event that there's a ZFy fragment attached to one of the X chromosomes." -Dinshino
i love the early poison because she was She and THEN she became he so when she was SHE was in teh first game andthe difference was - shorter and smalled clotehr - woman at 100 % bigger and longer clother - a guy